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Friendly or not, loss to Croatia doesn't bode well for Mexico's coach

Friendly or not, loss to Croatia doesn't bode well for Mexico's coach

The last time the Mexican national team played in California, it was humiliated by Chile in the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario.

The 7-0 score — Mexico’s worst loss in 88 years — was greeted with apocalyptic horror back home, with ESPN’s David Faitelson saying it “could mark this generation of footballers and the national team coach.”

That seems unlikely. But after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to a young Croatian team before a crowd of 62,317 at the Coliseum, El Tri might want to think about avoiding California whenever possible.

Consider that Mexico is 0-2 in the state and unbeaten in the rest of the world over the last 10 months. Or that the team’s only two...

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